Movie star Tom Cruise showed up at a recent premier with what some were speculating was a puffy face due to cosmetic enhancement. So we asked some of our LocateADoc.com doctor’s what type of cosmetic procedure would result in a puffy face and what patients should watch out for to prevent this type of result.
“I do not think he had a surgical procedure performed but rather Tom has had some injectables performed to add volume to his face,” Beverly Hills, CA Dr. Harrison H Lee told us. “He may have had Voluma, Sculptra or may be even fat injections to supposedly create a more youthful appearance. Although that may have been the objective, he instead ended up with a 'puffy appearance.'”
Any cosmetic appearance that looks abnormal can imply cosmetic surgery went awry. Great cosmetic procedures do not look stretched, pulled, misshapen, filled or puffy, according to Richard Buckley, MD who practices in Milford, PA.
He noted that "it’s common for procedures, including surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, to create temporary swelling, puffiness or bruising. Those expected temporary effects should resolve. The more invasive the procedure, the longer the healing process. The swelling from a facelift, for example, can take a year to fully resolve."
In a recent guest article for LocateADoc.com, Dr. Buckley wrote extensively about cosmetic procedures and other health related issues that could cause a puffy face that Tom Cruise experienced. In the extensive overview, he shared some key tips to avoid undesirable results, including long-term puffiness, from cosmetic surgery.
- Align with an experienced cosmetic surgeon who shares your views of what constitutes an esthetically pleasing, great result.
- Have a healthy sense of self. Don’t rely on cosmetic surgery to make you feel good about yourself.
- Have realistic expectations. Turning the hands of time back a decade is reasonable and possible. Turning it back three decades is not.
- Lead a healthy lifestyle to promote a youthful, healthy appearance. Remember, medical conditions and treatments can change your looks. By being as healthy as you can be (on the inside), you’ll look younger on the outside. And your results from cosmetic surgery tend to be better.
Read the full article by Dr. Buckely, Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong—Even Big-name Celebs are Not Immune!
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